Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Not really the first project of the year

At the end of the year, I was sorting thru my Island Batik Ambassador box and I found an unused jelly roll pack with matching yardage!

So I busted out my Strip therapy book. I love this book and have several projects bookmarked.

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I picked this pattern called insomnia and the jelly roll pack is called Mountain Majesty

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after cutting all the pieces I decided to NOT scramble them up, but instead to do more of a planned layout.

So I matched up 4 fabrics per block section.

-and I also decided to make it a bit smaller than the pattern.

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Then I made the blocks and laid out a layout on my design wall

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and sewed it goether

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Then with the yardage that matched I planned what I’d use for backing and binding and then however much I had left I could use for borders

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The top ended up being 38”x46”

so that’s waiting to be quilted now Smile

5 comments:

dq said...

Yay! You have a top done already and with hidden fabric you found. That had to be so much fun!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilt Bea, love the colors in that collection!

Vicki in MN said...

I like how you arranged it your way! I am going to use up one of their jelly rolls too this week, not waiting for a monthly challenge-the IB stash is growing and I should use some up. Not complaining though, it's great!! I hope we hear soon if we got in for 2018.

Createology said...

Wow! Island Batik fabrics are just too gorgeous and your quilt is stunning. Great beginning to 2018. <3

Marian said...

Gosh, that is beautiful Bea, lovely quilt. Love the layout idea to.